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Bangor Daily News purchasing Bangor Metro magazine

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News has entered an agreement to purchase Bangor Metro magazine later this month, the news organization announced Friday. “In a very short time, Bangor Metro has become a popular and well-regarded publication, not only in Bangor but across the region,” said Todd Benoit, BDN …

Warming shelters open in wake of snowstorm

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
BANGOR | With thousands of Mainers without power Monday due to Sunday’s snowstorm, several warming facilities and shelters are available. The Salvation Army announced Monday it will be serving free hot lunches to those without power at its Bangor location on French Street. The lunches will be served from …
A single-family home on Forest Avenue was damaged by fire early Monday morning, officials said.

Forest Avenue residence damaged by fire

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
BANGOR | A single-family home at 15 Forest Ave. was damaged by fire early Monday morning, officials said. Crews were dispatched to the residence shortly after 5 a.m., Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Riitano said as crews were finishing work at the scene. The lone homeowner was out safely …

Report: Maine dad says he found needle in Halloween candy bar

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2014, at 6:41 a.m.
AUBURN | An Auburn man told the Sun Journal he found a sewing needle placed “expertly” down the center of a Snickers bar in his childrens’ Halloween haul. Jason Levesque told the Sun Journal he dumped out the entire load of candy his three children, ages 6, 8 and …
One of three criminals dressed as law enforcement holds what police say is a semi-automatic handgun during an armed robbery in Winterport on Sept. 21.

Two men suspected of impersonating police in Winterport marijuana theft turn themselves in

BDN staff reports on Oct. 01, 2014, at 10:48 p.m.
Two of the three men wanted for allegedly impersonating police officers to steal from a Winterport marijuana grower have turned themselves in, according to a release from Maine Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. Jeff Hurd and Scott Roberts surrendered to authorities in the lobby of the Waldo County Jail in …
Deus Evaristo may have been driving the SUV that struck and killed his girlfriend, Laudrinha Kubeloso, police say.

Police seek boyfriend, SUV in pregnant woman’s hit-and-run killing

BDN staff reports on Sept. 23, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
LEWISTON | Police believe the boyfriend of the pregnant woman killed in a hit-and-run accident may be responsible for her death. Laudrinha Kubeloso, 32, was struck while walking down Howe Street on Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Kubeloso, who …

Time-Warner Cable customers nationwide report outages

BDN staff reports on Aug. 27, 2014, at 7:01 a.m.
Thousands nationwide complained of Time Warner Cable outages this morning, a problem the company said it fixed for all customers around 10:30 a.m. ET., which tracks Internet outages, shows widespread outages for Time Warner customers and people continued to report slow service on social media this morning. Services should …

Thunderstorms cause power outages from Brewer to Lucerne

BDN staff reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 7:41 a.m.
HOLDEN | Crews from Emera Maine are working to restore power to the Holden area after thunderstorms moved through early Wednesday morning and knocked out power to more than 2,200 Emera customers. As of 1 p.m., Emera Maine reported on its Web site that only 12 customers were without …

NH man who robbed Kittery pharmacy, took drugs into restroom gets 37 months

BDN staff reports on Aug. 04, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
PORTLAND | A man will spend the next 3-plus years behind bars after he was sentenced on an armed robbery charge Friday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Robert Pecora, 26, was handed a 37-month sentence sentence by Justice Nancy Torresen in U.S. District Court in Portland. Pecora was …

Report: Dedham road closed as crews fight garage fire

BDN staff reports on July 16, 2014, at 7:29 a.m.
Firefighters are at the scene of a garage fire at Roy’s Marine Services, WABI reports. Bald Mountain Drive has been closed as crews work to extinguish the fire, the affiliate reports. Watch for updates.

Several Downeaster trains canceled for track repairs

BDN staff reports on July 14, 2014, at 7:27 a.m.
PORTLAND | Amtrak has announced several trains are canceled Monday through Wednesday for track repair work. According to a statement, southbound trains 684 and 686, which leave Portland at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. are canceled until Thursday, as are northbound trains 681 and 683. Train 681 ends in …

Thunderstorm knocks out power in Aroostook County

BDN staff reports on July 04, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.
CARIBOU | Heavy thunderstorms Thursday night knocked out power to more than 1,500 Emera Maine customers, mostly in Aroostook County, the utility reported. By late Friday morning, power had been restored to most customers, Emera said. The impacted towns were Caribou, Masardis, Woodland, Limestone, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. …

Report: Former Brunswick Junior High School student was bullied, subjected to ‘gay test’

BDN staff reports on June 27, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
The mother of a former Brunswick Junior High School student will argue before the Maine Human Rights Commission in July that her son was repeatedly bullied and harassed due to his “perceived sexual orientation” to the point that he became suicidal. An investigator for the commission will …

Maine gets $4.85 million to help laid-off workers in high-demand industries

By BDN Staff on June 26, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
PORTLAND | Maine’s Department of Labor will get $4.85 million in federal dollars through a new program to help laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The grant award is part of about $150 million that was available to states from the U.S. Department of Labor, according to an announcement by …

Family attacks NH police after amusement park rejection, police say

By BDN staff reports and CBS 13 on June 19, 2014, at 6:18 a.m.
Salem, N.H. — A New England family is accused of punching and kicking police officers after they were turned away from a New Hampshire amusement park Monday. The six family members from Vermont tried to go to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, but some of them had knives on their …

Livermore woman, 84, dies as fire sweeps through home

BDN staff reports on June 04, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
An elderly woman died Tuesday night when fire destroyed her home, the state fire marshal’s office is reporting. Dorothy Goding, 84, lived alone at the Cape Cod-style home on Poland Hill Road, according to a release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. The fire …
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Saco man accused of pointing gun at girlfriend

BDN staff reports on June 02, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
A 42-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend, according to police. According to a press release from Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland, the woman told police that Jamison E. Snyder, of Saco, had prevented her from leaving their apartment after …
A truck fully loaded with potatoes and bound for Connecticut swerved to avoid a moose, according to police, and crashed in Richmond. The impact broke the trailer in half, spilling the potatoes.

Truck loaded with potatoes crashes, dumps spuds after avoiding moose in highway in Richmond

BDN staff reports on May 28, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
A truck loaded with potatoes crashed Tuesday night after swerving to avoid a moose in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 in Richmond. The driver, Marc Benoit, 63, of Hampden, Mass., suffered minor leg injuries, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department …

Motorcyclist hurt in collision with car in Bath

BDN staff reports on April 04, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a car Friday afternoon at the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Crawford Drive in Bath. The crash was reported at 1:54 p.m., according to a release from Bath Police Chief Michael Field. The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from …
The former HoltraChem facility (left) and the PERC plant in Orrington.

Maine Supreme Court affirms judgment requiring former HoltraChem plant owner to adopt cleanup plan

BDN staff reports on April 03, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday affirmed a ruling requiring the former owner of the defunct HoltraChem plant in Orrington to proceed with a plan to clean up pollution from the site. St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Inc., the only former owner of HoltraChem still in business, had …
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